Hugh Toye

Colonel Claude Hugh Toye MBE (29 March 1917- 15 April 2012) was a British Army intelligence officer who worked in India and Burma during World War II. Working in the Combined Services Directorate of Intelligence, Toye was tasked with interrogation of captured troops of the Japanese army and the Indian National Army. Toye's work recording the history of the INA,The Springing Tiger published in 1959, was one of the first authoritative histories on the army penned by a western scholar. After the war Toye worked with the British army in South-east Asia. He worked in various capacities in Burma, Laos and Hong Kong and Bangkok in between short spells in Europe. He earned a PhD from Nuffield College Oxford in late 1960s. Toye retired from the army in 1972.


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